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Re: [PATCH] Questionable value in in ll2shortascii() in tcpip.cc
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 15:46:35 -0800

On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 03:15:46PM -0800, Kris Katterjohn wrote:
This changes 10000 to 1000 in ll2shortascii(). I'm not sure if it was intended to
use 10,000 instead of 1,000 for KB. Of course, it could be fine just using B for
less than 10,000 since it still won't be a huge number, but it that were the
case, maybe MB should be pushed up to 10,000,000 instead of 1,000,000.

This is actually intentional, though I'm open to arguments from people
who think printing that Nmap sent "3.92KB" would be better than
"3917B".  The latter is shorter and more precise.  The "B" measurement
gets one extra order of magnitude to make up for "B" being one
character shorter than "KB" or "MB".

Cheers,
-F


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